Section 21 Accelerated Procedure Route – 3 Step Process

STEP 1 – Serving Notice on your Tenant

  • 2 months notice must be given to the Tenant
  • This can be done from month 4 of a 6 month fixed term tenancy or month 10 of a 12 month fixed term tenancy giving the Tenant notice that you require possession of the property on expiry of the Tenancy Agreement

OR

  • Immediately if the fixed term tenancy has already expired and the Tenant is on a rolling periodic tenancy
  • The Notice served must be in prescribed form otherwise the Court will dismiss the claim and a fresh Notice will need to be served
  • If the Tenant does not leave the property by the date stated in the Notice we will move on to Step 2

STEP 2 – Order for Possession

  • Applies if the Tenant has not vacated the property by the date in the s.21 Notice
  • You will need to provide us with
  • A copy of the Tenancy Agreement
  • The Tenancy Deposit Certificate
  • Schedule of Arrears
  • A copy of the s.21 Notice if you have done this yourself
  • We will submit the Claim Form to the Court with the required fee
  • A hearing is not usually required
  • When the Order for Possession is granted, notice will be served on the Tenant stating the date by which they must vacate the property
  • If the Tenant does not leave on or before the date ordered by the Court Step 3 will be required

STEP 3 – Appointment of Bailiffs

  • If the Tenant fails to vacate the property on the date ordered, we will apply for a Warrant of Possession through the Court and instruct Bailiffs
  • Bailiffs will attend the property to gain entry and evict the Tenants
  • We will advise you of the date and either you or your agent will need to be present with a locksmith to secure the property after the Bailiffs have completed the eviction
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